unbound imaginations 2016

unbound imaginations 2016

FREE ART BLOCKS EVENT!
WHAT: a FREE book making class!
WHEN: 1pm-4pm
Saturday August 27th, 2016
WHERE: DreamsLand
3306 Columbus Ave. S.
All materials for making books will be
provided, just show up.

¡EVENTO GRATIS DE ARTE!
Qué: ¡una clase gratis para hacer un libro!
Cuando: des la 1pm-4pm
el Sábado 27 de Agosto del 2016
Donde: DreamsLand
3306 Columbus Ave. S.
Todos los materiales para hacer libros será
proveídos, con solamente llegar.
Art

I am working with neighbors on a small project this summer at Dreamsland to explore how we can transform our tender moments, embodied trauma, into something else. A renewal. It began in May 2016 at a community dinner at Dreamsland . People were invited to sit and write about a significant life moment that they carry with them, something they feel is lodged, possibly fermenting within. Each person tore up and shredded the paper they had written on and placed them in a large kimchi fermentation pot. When everyone was done we performed a burial of the pot on the land where our words and memories co-mingled and underwent biological transformation. Over the course of two months the writings decomposed and became pulp. On August 27th, I invite you gather again to make something new from the remains. Any remaining paper will be redistributed to the neighbors on Columbus Avenue.

Estoy trabajando este verano con los vecinos en un proyecto pequeño en Dreamsland para explorar cómo podemos transformar nuestros momentos tiernos, incorporar el trauma, en otras cosas. Una renovación. Comenzó en mayo del 2016 en una cena en la comunidad en Dreamsland. Las personas fueron invitadas a sentarse y escribir acerca de un momento importante de sus vidas que llevan con ellos, algo que siente que es profundo, posiblemente fermentarlos. Cada persona rompió y desmenuzado el papel de lo que habían escrito y los coloco en una gran olla de fer-mentación del kimchi. Cuando todos terminaron realizamos una entierro de la olla en la tierra donde nues-tras palabras y recuerdos entremezclados y bajo la transformación biológica. En el transcurso de dos meses los escritos descompuesto y se convirtió en masa. El 27 de Agosto, les invito a reunirse de nuevo para hacer algo nuevo de los desechos. Cualquier papel restante será redistribuido a los vecinos en Columbus Avenue.
Unbound Imaginations

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I’ve been thinking (and writing) a bit about how we as people internalize and carry historic trauma or significant life events, its physiological imprint on our beings, our souls, and the known and unknown effect on our behaviors as we move through our lives.  I relate this to the process of fermentation, and how different ingredients are combined and stored under specific conditions go through a miraculous chemical and biological transformation.  My most direct connection to the process of fermentation/microbiology is the process of making kimchi.

I am working on a small project this summer at Dreamsland with my neighbors to explore how we can transform our tender moments, embodied trauma, into something else.  It began in May 2016 at a community dinner hosted at Dreamsland with the support of students from the HECUA program.  People were invited to sit and write about a significant life moment that they carry with them, something they feel is lodged, possibly fermenting within.  Each person tore up and shredded the paper they had written on and placed them in a large kimchi fermentation pot.  When everyone was done we performed a burial of the pot on the land where our words and memories will co-mingle and go through a biological transformation.  It will become pulp.  Later this summer we will gather again, unearth the pot, and make new paper from the remains.  The new paper will be redistributed to the neighbors.

unbound-imaginations

 

Photos by Ari Newman and Mike Hoyt